The Kindergarten Teacher + Panel Discussion 12A

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This film was last shown on 13 March 2019

Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher and poet fed up with her career, her oblivious husband and teenage kids who largely ignore her. When she discovers that a five-year-old in her class may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa becomes fascinated and tries to protect him from neglectful parents. She soon finds herself risking her career and family to nurture his talent.

This event is part of Birds' Eye View's Reclaim The Frame campaign to bring ever greater audiences to films by women to offer a wider perspective of the world.

There will be a post screening discussion hosted by Mia Bays who runs Birds' Eye View, in conversation with film critic Larushka Ivan Zadeh, filmmaker and poet Be Manzini and Psychologist Dr Simone Bijvoet-van den Berg.

Plus, unlock your creative streak and join us for a poetry workshop in the bar after the panel discussion!


Sara Colangelo
1 hour 37 minutes
Ato Blankson-Wood, Gael Garcia Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal


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